Last post on Nov 29, 2011 at 10:13 AM
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Lexus ES 330, Lexus ES 300, Sedan
#42 of 44 I would not buy another Lexus
Feb 27, 2011 (4:30 pm)
My 2008 Lexus ES 350 is sitting in a parking lot because the starter---didn't. Being Sunday, I have to wait until tomorrow for the dealer to get it. I have had lots of problems with this car: Windshield wipers (took three trips to fix), tire pressure light, chipping paint (a common problem), worn brakes by the 20000 mile mark, had to replace the tires at 23500 and now the issue with the starter (which also seems to be a common problem). I have had many cars before this and never so many problems. And I haven't even reached the 30000 mile mark yet. NO, I don't advise buying a Lexis. I certainly have not found the so-called "quality".
#43 of 44 I would buy my Lexus 2003 ES 330 again
Nov 29, 2011 (6:53 am)
I've been reading these posts from existing and/or previous Lexus owners, and I'm surprised - perhaps I 'dodged a bullet', but I've loved my 2003 ES 330. I bought it used in 2005, and it's been highly dependable. Most importantly, it's built like a tank. I was in a bad car accident on the Washington, DC beltway involving two other cars: a compact car that was totalled, and a very large dump truck, that sustained enough damage to send the driver to the hospital. I was struck in the back right side so hard while going 50 mph that my car skidded into a 180 degree turn into oncoming traffic - which thankfully had slowed to a stop by that point, due to all the commotion. And while others left for hospitals and junkyards, I literally drove away and continued on to a business meeting, with a badly dented back right side that was repaired in about two weeks for less than $300.
And as I said - it's been dependable. It's not peppy - in fact, I sometimes think I might have avoided that accident if the engine were peppier. When I saw what was coming, I floored the accelerator to try to get out of the way, and just barely missed avoiding it - had I been in a sportier car I could have escaped, I think. But you can't always avoid someone else's recklessness, and I'd rather be in a average speed tank than a fast deathtrap.
#44 of 44 Re: I would not buy my Lexus 2008 ES 330 again [steveo24]
Nov 29, 2011 (10:13 am)
It was a happy day when I turned in my 2008 ES this past Dec. i am so thankful it was only a lease. I have had 4 other ES cars and they were good vehicles, no complaints. The 2008 quality seems to have slipped. I was back in the dealership with paint complaints 10 days after driving it. My tires also only lasted 23,000 miles. When considering options included in the price, it was remiss as compared to similar autos from different suppliers. I disliked the car so much that it was not even a consideration when choosing another vehicle at the end of the lease.